The Risks from Working at Low Heights
Who could benefit from using the Jolly Back chair?
All adults working with young children in educational and care settings (teachers, teaching assistants, student teachers, support workers, parent/carer helpers, therapists, dinner staff, and nursery nurses etc) could benefit. In order to fulfil BSEN1729 parts 1 and 2 for children, the following heights of furniture are required in the classroom.
|Age (years)||1 – 2||3 – 5||5 – 7||7 – 9||9 - 13|
|Seat Height (cm)||26||31||35||38||43|
|Table Height (cm)||40 - 46||53||59||64||71|
(N.B. A standard office chair has a minimum seat height of typically 42cm with a seat width and depth of 45cm (minimum). Some "teacher's office chairs" have a minimum seat height of 38cm but seat widths and depths remain over 45cm).